Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rules Of Engagement by Mika Jolie-Blog Tour

Release Date: January 25th 
Cover Designer: Okay Creations.


Rule #1: Don’t fall in love. 

As a single dad, my life revolves around my daughter. No complaints…until my ex-wife forces my hand over custody. 

I needed a cover story. In steps Katharine Morello. My best friend’s sister is ready and willing to be my fake fiancĂ©e.

Overnight we’re engaged. A temporary arrangement.

No sex. No strings attached. No complications.

Easy, right?

Not quite. The last few months, I’ve been doing dirty things to her in my imagination. But that’s all they’ll ever be. Fantasies. Rule #2: Don’t give in to temptation.

Neither of us is looking for a relationship. Been there. Done that. Even drank the Kool-Aid. 

So, you see, I can resist beautiful, sexy Katharine. It doesn’t matter she’s hot as f*ck with an amazing personality to boot. All I have to do is NOT touch her.

I’ve got this.

Spoiler Alert…One night make-believe merges with reality. Sparks fly—and burn.

Now I want her. All of her. Rule #3: See rule #1—don’t fall in love. 

Man. Hindsight’s a bitch.


Some books are just charming, You meet the characters, in this instance Lucas and Kate, and you just like them. I also believed in the friendship and that it was important to each of them.

I thought Kate was interesting, and fun. I loved her willingness to do what it takes to help out a friend, without thinking it through too much, she was just there. And, you know someone is a friend when you show up straight from the gym, without taking the time to shower!

I also really liked Lucas. His ex wife is a nightmare, but she is also hurting and while you are not all that sympathetic to her, I appreciated the time the author gave to give the villain of the story a little bit of a reason for acting as she did.

This was my first title by this author and I am looking forward to reading others. I liked the writing, and the way the characters were portrayed. I found the transition from friends to lovers to be realistic and I liked that both were on the same page. Lucas was a little reluctant to let her help him...but once they were in the situation, they were all more ways than one.

I liked that this one skipped a lot of the awkward (until the end for Lucas' grand gesture, but that was the point) that is so often in the stories about friends who become lovers...both Lucas and Kate knew what they wanted, were mostly willing to admit it, and act on it.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.

This was my first book from this Author but the moment I read the blurb I knew I HAD to read it. I mean, she had me at single dad. Throw in a fake relationship with his best friend's sister?? I was definitely all in for this one.

I really liked Kate and Lucas, both individually and together. I like that they were truly friends with each other before jumping into this relationship. They both have their share of issues from past relationships and watching them get through that to truly commit to one another was very satisfying.

The growth from friends to lovers in this book is incredibly organic. It feels right-even when it begins as fake. You believe in their chemistry, in their connection. The sex between them is hot and steamy, but they absolutely connect and mesh outside of the bedroom as well.

I loved that this book is mainly told in Lucas's point of view. Not many authors can pull that off and I think this Author did a great job. Yes, we get peeks into what Kate is thinking/feeling, but I liked getting inside Lucas's head.

This book flowed very well for me. The supporting characters were interesting-and made me want to read more from this Author. This book definitely left me with a smile on my face. I recommend this title and look forward to more of this Author's work.

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She moves into my space and tilts her head up, her eyes light and mischievous. 

“Kiss me, Lucas.”

The breath leaves my lungs in one gigantic swoosh. 

“Are you sure?”

“Let’s give them a show.”

I’m about to kiss Kate.

This time, I’m prepared.

Clasping my hands on either side of her face, I angle my head slightly. There’s a pause. A suspended moment where our eyes meet. The swirl of emotions I see there—apprehension, lust, desire—makes my heart trip.

We exchange breath. And then finally, my mouth dips to hers.

I try to remind myself we’re pretending, to stay calm, and in control.

My mouth is firm against hers. Her lips are sugar plum sweet and silky soft. The kiss remains gentle, slow. We hold it for a few seconds before our lips begin to move in perfect sync, slowly, cautiously.

Curiosity nudges for more. I move my hand from her cheek to the back of her head, my fingers tangling in her hair, holding her lips to mine, silently asking for permission. To my delight, a needy little moan echoes from her mouth to mine. She wraps her arms around my neck and parts her lips in gentle invitation.

And our tongues hungrily say hello.

A stimulating cocktail of endorphins explodes inside me. Sparks fly in every direction, lighting me up like fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Every single nerve explodes with heat.

I’m fired up. Turned on.

From somewhere deep in the recesses of my mind, I know this is a cover, that we aren’t real, but with Kate’s lips on mine, it’s hard to keep that thought. On a groan, I take all she has to give and deepen the kiss, forging ahead with no regrets. No reservations.

Many tales have been written about the Big Apple. But there’s nothing like kissing the woman you’ve been thinking about for what feels like forever in the middle of Manhattan.

The chaos from the street fades. The worries of the day evaporate like a summer shower falling onto a hot car, all noise instantly muting. The click-clack of heels rushes by us. We don’t hear them. People brush against us. We don’t feel them.

We are locked in the present, kissing each other as equal partners in passion, fucking each other with our mouths like we’re drowning and we are each other’s air, as if our lips were created for this sole purpose.

Talk about heaven on earth. 

This kiss is easily the hottest, most erotic kiss of my life.

My pulse patters faster and faster. The heat pouring into my veins as if pumped in through a hypodermic needle has nothing to do with today’s summerlike temperature but with desire.

I move one arm low around her back, drawing her closer, letting her feel every inch of me, how much she affects me. And we kiss and kiss and kiss.

About the Author: 

Mika Jolie is the bestselling author of the Martha’s Way series. She lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.

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